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In What Way Does A Killer Cyborg From Outer Space Fit With A Game That Introduces Children To Gambling?

Can you explain how killer cyborgs from outer space fit with a gambling gateway game for children? […]

Big Gods Followed Development of Big Societies, Rather Than Building Them, Suggests Cross Cultural Study

When theocratic politicians preach at us that we all have to believe in God, to prevent our own society from falling apart, they’re telling a just-so story. We live in a democracy. We set up our society ourselves. […]

Slicky Tricky Amazon Asks Shoppers To Buy BEFORE Its Big Prime Day Online Sale

At Amazon, you can shop now, while prices are still high, or pay for the privilege of discounts tomorrow, at the pay-to-save, membership-only sales tomorrow. So many ways to lose a lot of money! […]

The Weakness Of Email Marketing: Your Snake Oil Leaves A Slimy Record

The more politicians use this tactic, the less likely we are to pay attention when an urgent threat really does emerge. Like the boy who cried “wolf”, the politicians who cry “Nuclear Iran” have hurt their own cause, using cheap tactics to grab attention instead of holding serious language in reserve for when it is genuinely necessary. […]

Consuming Folklore of Crickets

People in Wadsworth, Ohio are drinking milkshakes thickened with cricket powder. What are the folkloric implications of this? […]

Is Everybody Really Doing Plastic Surgery? Do You Personally Know Anyone Who Is?

The cover of the issue of Time Magazine currently out on shelves would have us believe that plastic surgery is an everyday thing now, and everybody is getting it done.

The cover’s text is downright threatening: Nip. Tuck. Or Elese.

Everybody is getting plastic surgery done, says Time Magazine. I’m skeptical of this claim. […]

Ben Carson Warns Americans Not To Elect Him President

Why elect Ben Carson, if he doesn’t even aspire to something honorable in the Presidency? […]

Today Is World Naked Gardening Day

Today is World Naked Gardening Day, but I can’t help but think that my bare feet wouldn’t feel very good pushing a shovel into the ground. […]

Dramatizing Science: The League of Extraordinary Researchers

The League of Extraordinary Researchers, from Memorial University in Canada, has released an online comic book to promote its work.

“THIS IS WHO WE ARE. A GROUP OF SEEKERS. A SOCIETY OF WOMEN AND MEN SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS. ALL WITH ONE COMMON THEME — GREAT RESEARCH WITH REAL IMPACT.

WE GO ABOUT OUR DAYS WORKING […]

America Needs Scientists…

… but not so much that it needs to encourage girls to learn about science.

The notice below, urging parents to “Stimulate boys’ interest”, is from an advertisement for microscopes, telescopes, and other scientific equipment by Edmund Scientific Co. in the March 1958 issue of Natural History.

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Circe is Serving Pork In Rhode Island

Circe Restaurant’s pork chops are a lesson in what can happen when businesses try mythological marketing without being mythologically literate. […]